SE Minnesota Building & Trades

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Local 1

The Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (Local 1) is a trade union that covers the crafts of Bricklayers; Stone Masons; Tile Layers; Marble Masons; Terrazzo Workers; Blocklayers; Tile Finishers; Pointers, Cleaners and Caulkers; and Precast Masons. The Local Union negotiates contracts with employers to provide wages, benefits & good working conditions to nearly 2,000 working members in the States of Minnesota and North Dakota.


Local 1382

Carpenters Local 1382 is dedicated to protecting and elevating the economic and social condition of all workers. We partner with contractors to provide our industry with the best trained, most productive and safest workforce available. The superior productivity and skills that our members bring to the job reward us with pay and benefits that allow us to provide a better life for ourselves, our families and our communities, now and in the future.

Cement Masons

Local 633

Operative Plasterers Operative Plasterers International Association of the United States and Canada (Local No. 633) represents 1300 men & women throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, & Northwest Wisconsin. Our Plasterers apply coats of plaster or stucco to interior or exterior walls, ceilings, & partitions of buildings & structures to produce a finished surface, install exterior insulation finish systems (EIFS), & fireproofing. Our Cement Masons set up, rod off & finish fresh concrete, perform work on existing concrete, & work with various cementatious products on building construction sites, highways, bridges and sidewalks.


Local 343

Electricians (Local 343) install & maintain all of the various types of various types of electrical systems found in residential, commercial & industrial facilities. These systems include the wiring & installing of lighting, receptacles, motors, heating equipment & control systems. The work includes installing the electrical services to buildings, installing motor control centers, installing transformers to step up or down voltages & installing the wiring methods within buildings such as conduit or cable systems. Each installation may be specific to a particular structure. Other areas of work include the installation of fire alarm systems, wiring of traffic & street lights, the wiring of wind towers and solar photovoltaic systems.

Heat & Frost

Local 34

Heat & Frost Insulators of Local 34 are trained in a variety of construction trades including but not limited to mechanical insulation, fire stopping, asbestos and lead mitigation or abatement, sound attenuation and specialty fabrications required in custom mechanical insulation installations. Local 34 promotes craftsmanship, excellence and safety in the insulation industry. This goal is met through active education and training.


Local 512

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Ironworkers (Local 512) is comprised of 1600 men & women who perform Union Ironwork in Minnesota, North Dakota, & 22 counties in Western Wisconsin. Ironworker’s duties include structural steel erection, installation of reinforcing steel (rebar), bridge building, architectural & ornamental iron installation, & so much more.


Local 405

The half-million Members of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build America. Because they assist other tradesmen, the Laborer is one of the most important employees in construction. Construction Laborers’ represent a number of jobs, such as asphalt shoveler, bracer, bridge maintenance workers, building attendant, caulker, delivery worker, equipment worker, jack hammer operator, lansing burners, signal man, pipe setter, etc. Construction Laborers’ work on trenching, footing and foundations, and they move materials which must be moved by hand and by power equipment. They do the general housekeeping on the job and provide services to other trades.


Local 548

Millwrights (Local 548) are trained in the use of tools, equipment & materials that help them assemble, erect, install & maintain all types of industrial machinery, including compressors, pumps, conveyors, monorails, extruders, gas & steam turbines, & mining equipment, among others. Millwright work includes: Maintenance/Repair – short-term shutdowns, long-term maintenance, preventive maintenance scheduling, construction/new installation & power-generating equipment. Membership is currently 610 members.

Operating Engineers

Local 49

The International Union of Operating Engineers (Local 49) is made up of 13,000 men & women throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, & South Dakota who operate equipment from tower cranes, dozers, loaders, rollers, asphalt pavers, motor graders, & mechanics. You will find our members working on building construction sites, highways, bridges and pipelines.


Local 681

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) is a union representing about 140,000 painters, glaziers, wall coverers, flooring installers, convention & trade show decorators, glassworkers, sign & display workers, asbestos worker/hazmat technician & drywall finishers in the United States & Canada. Most of its members work in the construction industry.


Local 6

United Association members work in a variety of settings from housing to power stations, doing new construction & maintenance, air conditioning, heating, refrigeration & plumbing service work. They install & service fire sprinkler systems, perform marine pipefitting, gas fitting, pipe fabrication and assembly, lead burning, manufacturing of mechanical parts and equipment, air & water balance, pneumatic & electric control work, startup of all mechanical equipment, quality control & non-destructive testing on all types of jobs or products, appliance service & repair, in plant operation of mechanical systems, servicing utility plants and systems.


Local 96

The International United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers (Local 96) that represent about 1,200 men & woman throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota & South Dakota who install all types of roofing and waterproofing, air barrier & dampproofing to prevent the intrusion or migration of moisture on buildings.

Sheet Metal Workers

Local 10

Sheet Metal Workers (Local 10) represents 3500 Journeymen in 3500 Journeymen in Minnesota, North Dakota, & South Dakota. Workers fabricate & install ducts that are used in heating, ventilation & air conditioning. They also fabricate & install a wide variety of other products made from light or thin galvanized metals such as siding, metal decks, paint ovens, & spray booths, gutters, flashing, & dust collecting systems. The trade also includes products made from heavy or thick metals which are welded column guards, conveyors, blow pipe systems, sprouts, & many more items.

Sprinkler Fitters

Local 669

Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 669 is affiliated with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the US and Canada. Sprinkler Fitters are pipe fitter specialists who have been schooled and trained in the installation of fire protection systems. This includes underground supply piping, which is connected to an integrated overhead piping system for suppression of fire.

Career Opportunities

If you are looking at career opportunities in the construction industry you have come to the right place. To the right you will find links to valuable information about each of the trades within the construction industry.

The construction trades person is a highly respected crafts person. Their work is among the most specialized and is in constant demand. Becoming a trades person means that you can utilize the most productive years of your life as part of the oldest and most respected of the skilled trades. It offers good income and worldwide opportunities.

The construction industry enjoys a long history of close cooperation in apprenticeship and training. This important industry needs to attract the best possible apprentices on the basis of talent and aptitude. If you’re the kind of person who likes a challenge, who has the basic talent to move through an apprenticeship and emerge as a resourceful person of specialized training and skill, then you should be thinking about a future in the Construction trades.

There are opportunities waiting for you when you graduate from high school in good paying careers. Opportunities where you can make the most of your natural skills, opportunities that will give you a good boost up the ladder of success. Best of all these careers are open to you even if you do not go to college! You’ll need training, but the paychecks can start almost as soon as you graduate from high school. YOU WILL EARN WHILE YOU LEARN !!!!

The Construction Partnership membership includes contractors and union business representatives from the construction industry operating in the twelve counties of southeastern Minnesota, including Rice, Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona, Houston, Fillmore, Mower, Freeborn, Steele, Waseca, Olmsted and Dodge counties.

The goal of this labor-management committee is to better address the needs of the construction customer by further developing the relationships between the contractors and the employees.

The Partnership regularly meets on a monthly basis and works to expand the customer base of members.

For additional information contact: Construction Partnership, 1700 Broadway Ave. N., ste #152, Rochester, MN 55906

Telephone: (507) 288-6466